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NEWS + HIGHLIGHTS Juki announces changes in management Juki Corporation (Tama Center – Tokyo, Japan) and Juki Automation Systems (Morrisville, NC) are pleased to announce that William D. (Bill) Astle has been promoted to President of Juki Automation Systems, Inc. effective immediately. Bill has been serving as General Manager of the company for the last three years. Robert J Black, Jr., former President and CEO, will remain with the company as CEO. Juki‘s new President, Bill Astle. Source: Juki Automation Systems Dave Frac retires at Juki. With over 30 years of experience in the electronics production field, Mr. Astle is a solid choice as the new leader of the company. Prior to his time with the company, he was General Manager of Koh Young USA and Product Manager for Agilent Technologies. “I can think of no one more qualified than Bill to follow me as President of Juki,” commented Bob Black. “His extensive experience in our industry and outstanding work ethic will allow him to guide our company to new heights. All of us at JAS are excited about this move.” “I couldn’t be more excited to become President and help lead the continued success of Juki Automation Systems,” added Bill. “This company has been a great innovator and respected market leader for many years in the SMT market. With Bob’s great leadership, we have reached a stage where we are truly one Source: Juki Automation Systems The new CFO of Juki, Andy Hirst. Source: Juki Automation Systems of the world’s leading SMT solutions providers. Going forward, we will continue our forward design thinking. We’re inspired by our customers’ desires, and plan on delivering revolutionary new products in automation to meet their evolving needs. In addition, the company has always been given accolades for outstanding support. This tradition of providing the best customer experience possible will continue as we expand our line solutions portfolio.” The company has also announced that Dave Frac is retiring and Andy Hirst will be taking his place as the new CFO of the company. Mr. Frac retires after more than 40 years in finances, starting his career as a certified public accountant, working his way up the corporate ladder to CFO of Camelot Inc. in 1993. He joined the company in 1999 as CFO and VP Operations, handling all financial functions for both the US and European operating companies, plus operations (logistics, procurement, inside sales) for the US. “I am excited to see Andy step into the role that I have held for many years,” commented Dave. “He will bring new ideas and a different approach to this important role, and I am sure he will be very successful in his new position.” Mr. Andy Hirst holds an MBA from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked in finance for 30 years. He has over 17 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry. “I look forward to building upon the great work Dave has done over the last 17 years,” commented Mr. Hirst. “I plan to help Juki continue to meet and exceed customers’ expectations with new, exciting products and our continued level of high service. We will continue to strive to make the customers and stakeholders experience with the finance and operations group a great one as we continue to utilize the technology tools at our disposal to improve our supply chain operations.” Indium Corporation welcomes Vice President, Marketing Indium Corporation has hired Tim Twining as the company’s new Vice President, Marketing. Twining is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and oversight of the company’s market strategies. Twining has extensive global sales and marketing experience in industrial, business-tobusiness, and manufacturing environments. As part of his extensive career, he has lived and worked in England, Russia, Singapore, and the USA. Twining earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn. The company is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil. Founded in 1934, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA. SMT Hybrid Packaging, Booth 4-321 The new Vice President, Marketing, Tim Twining. Source: Indium Corporation 6 EPP EUROPE May 2017

Broadening selective soldering capabilities for electronics assembly Nordson Corporation has acquired InterSelect GmbH, a German designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems used in a variety of automotive, aerospace and industrial electronics assembly applications. The transaction is not material to Nordson results, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The InterSelect acquisition follows Nordson’s recent acquisition of the assets of ACE Production Technologies Inc., another high quality provider of selective soldering systems, and expands our participation in an attractive growth niche within the electronics assembly market,” said Joseph Stockunas, Corporate Vice President for Nordson’s Advanced Technology Systems segment. “InterSelect’s selective soldering solutions, like ACE’s, are adjacent and highly complementary to the company’s existing conformal coating and optical inspection solutions and are sold to the same set of customers. InterSelect’s largely European business is an ideal complement to ACE’s strong North American presence, and we expect to leverage Nordson’s global footprint to grow both businesses more rapidly.” Founded in 2010, the business operates with seven full time employees and a network of outsourced partners. InterSelect’s end markets are expected to continue growing at a mid to high single digit rate over the next several years driven by increasing electronic content in automobiles and electric vehicles, and further penetration of electronics in areas such as avionics, industrial automation and appliances. Going forward, Nordson intends to operate InterSelect together with ACE Production Technologies under the new name Nordson Select. SMT Hybrid Packaging, Booth 4A-214 New IPC Board member The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors presented one candidate for election at the IPC Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with IPC APEX Expo 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center. Cao Xi, technical director at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. was elected as a new Board member and will serve a four-year term through February 2021. Mr. Cao has more than 20 years’ experience in DFM, DFR and process technology research and application and is a main contributor of Huawei’s electronics assembly technology platform and DFX standard system. „The organization is privileged to have Mr. Cao added to our current slate of Board members. He is an active contributor to IPC initiatives and we look forward to his continued contributions to advancing IPC and our industry,“ said John Mitchell, president and CEO. EPP EUROPE May 2017 7